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Bod-Inc: J-224

Josephus, Flavius

De bello judaico (ed. Bartholomaeus Platina?).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Josephus, Flavius: De bello judaico. Incipit: ‘[Q]voniam bellvm quod cum populo Romano gessere iudei . . . [C]vm Potentes iudeorum inter se dissiderent . . .’ Explicit: que scripsi habuerim coniecturam. Edited or corrected by Bartholomaeus Platina, according to the colophon which states ‘Platyna emendavit'. See J‑218.


Imprint: Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz, 25 Nov. 1475. Folio.


Collation: [a–c10 d8 e f10 g8 h–l10 m n6 o p10 q8 r–t10].


ISTC: ij00488000

Hain: H *9457;

Goff: Goff J‑488;


Proctor: Pr 3532;

Others: BSB‑Ink I‑620; CIBN J‑312; Rhodes 1044; Sheppard 2817.

LCN: 14485373


Copy number: J-224(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, gold-tooled spine, gilt-edged leaves, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 320 × 224 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 312 × 216 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an early humanist hand. Running chapter numbers in the upper margin of the rectos.

On [a1r] a seven-line Italian epigraphic initial ‘Q' is supplied in gold within a full white-vine-stem border in gold, red, and green on a blue ground. Similar initials at the beginning of each book. Coat of arms within a wreath: on a fess azure, coticed or, three stars; in chief, a porcupine passant, and in base, bendy gules and sable(?); see Pächt and Alexander II, 110 no. pr. 74 (Venice).

Provenance: Purchased from Payne and Foss (1829) for £4. 4. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 93 and Books Purchased (1829), 11.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 2.23.

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